This Year I...

 

Traveled to Arizona with my family [read about it here].

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And Oregon with one of my best friends, Diana [read about it here].

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And Washington.

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And Georgia.

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And New York to visit one of my best friends, Maggie.

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Visited two of my bucket list bookstores.

Got a new job.

Moved to a new apartment.

Attended a few concerts: Ben Gibbard, The Head and The Heart, The New Pornographers, The Shins, Joseph, GGOOLLDD, Hanson, Hippo Campus, Noah Gundersen.

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Saw a few shows: The Illusionists, Beautiful The Carole King Musical, Move Beyond Live on Tour.

Finally attended a Chuck Klosterman book reading/signing. 

Co-founded a women's hiking group, called Women Hiking Wisconsin, with a few strangers from the internet [learn more here]!

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ADOPTED A CAT NAMED RHUBARB!!!!!

Celebrated Hanksgiving and Galentine's Day.

Read 20 books.

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Got a new car and a new bed!

Ran an Alpine Adventure Challenge and Al's Run.

Ended a toxic relationship and a few toxic friendships.

Celebrated Earth Week by cleaning up the earth [read about it here]!

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Saw one of best friends, Alyssa, get married and got asked to be the Maid of Honor for another best friend, Sara.

Kayaked and paddle boarded my little heart out.

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Visited the Ice Castles.

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And the Apostle Islands with Diana and Jeci [read about it here].

Saw Nick Offerman perform stand-up (for my third time) with my mama.

Held 400 bees.

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Changed a tire on the freeway.

Stepped on a firework, got strep throat, and food poisoning.

Made the best decision for my skin that I have ever made - went on Accutane. Before and after pictures:

Got to watch the masterpiece that is Stranger Things 2.

Hiked A LOT [keep up with my hiking adventures here].

Overall, 2017 was pretty great. There were a few bumps in my year, but I made it through. Here's to more adventures in 2018! And keeping up with my blog!